Photo: Sunset in Phrae.

Wat Phong Sunan

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This wat is located next door to Wongburi House, just before the side street leading to Wat Luang, and indeed was formerly the personal temple of the Wongburi family.


Photo of Wat Phong Sunan

Of an indeterminate date, the wat apparently lay in ruins before being restored by the aristocratic neighbours in 1929 whereupon it was renamed Phong Sunan in honour of Phong Phibun and Chao Sunanta, the owner and wife.

There’s an impressive reclining Buddha image in the grounds, next to a square Mon-influenced chedi, while the main hall contains a graceful 500-year-old seated image in the subduing Mara posture. Perhaps most striking of all is the elaborate and spectacular chedi, Prathat Phong Sunan Mongkhon, with its mini-forest of gleaming white spires. This is another of Phrae’s eclectic and interesting wats, and with its convenient location it’s certainly worth a look.


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Wat Phong Sunan
Khum Lue Rd, next to Wongburi House, Phrae

Location map for Wat Phong Sunan

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